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  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,128 Member
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    Mrs_Hoffer wrote: »
    Exercise:✅
    Tracked:✅
    Under:✅
    Pass Day #5 yesterday! 😬
    This has been a difficult month and I really need to just focus on what I was doing initially to be successful.

    @clutterqueen I'm sorry it's been such a rough month for you.


    Apr 15:

    ✔️ EXERCISE: Yes. 35 minutes yardwork/weeding.
    ❌ CALORIES: No! 2007/1900. I had a few too many of my Ghiradelli dark chocolate squares today. I bought them yesterday and really thought that I could control myself..... I should have known better!! :smile: I don't have THAT kind of self control!! :lol: I might have to have hubby hide them for me. Ugh.

    @Mrs_Hoffer I frequently have hubby hide for me as I’m practicing to see if I can manage a troublesome food. In most cases I have not been able to & I eventually put them on my Do Not Eat list. In each case, I’ve been really surprised that my husband stopped eating it too. Since they all are sweet, I guess he’s healthier, too.

    ✔️ TRACK: Yes.

    Using my 2nd pass day today.

    PASSES USED: 2/3 (10Apr)(15Apr)

    "Target your biggest “threat to success”... and work on it until you land on a solution that works. Then pick the next “threat to success”. Repeat." -MadisonMolly

    YEP !! Exactly. And I’d add, maintain, if needed, as you master that threat. Some of them are difficult.

    My NSV's:

    1. Today I realized that I'm only 1 point away from being in a "normal" BMI! :smiley:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    2 I have several "new" outfits from 2 summers ago when I lost 60 pounds and bought new clothes at the end of summer. They are size 12's and 14's and some of them I've never worn yet!

    It’s tricky with the clothing, for sure. I had no idea which store, size, styles were best for me. I didn’t know if my shape would change over time, if I’d gain some or lose more. Too many moving targets! LOL

  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @biketheworld That is a great NSV!!
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @fractaltiger That was a fun comment to receive!
  • Mrs_Hoffer
    Mrs_Hoffer Posts: 5,194 Member
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    Mrs_Hoffer wrote: »
    Exercise:✅
    Tracked:✅
    Under:✅
    Pass Day #5 yesterday! 😬
    This has been a difficult month and I really need to just focus on what I was doing initially to be successful.

    @clutterqueen I'm sorry it's been such a rough month for you.


    Apr 15:

    ✔️ EXERCISE: Yes. 35 minutes yardwork/weeding.
    ❌ CALORIES: No! 2007/1900. I had a few too many of my Ghiradelli dark chocolate squares today. I bought them yesterday and really thought that I could control myself..... I should have known better!! :smile: I don't have THAT kind of self control!! :lol: I might have to have hubby hide them for me. Ugh.

    @Mrs_Hoffer I frequently have hubby hide for me as I’m practicing to see if I can manage a troublesome food. In most cases I have not been able to & I eventually put them on my Do Not Eat list. In each case, I’ve been really surprised that my husband stopped eating it too. Since they all are sweet, I guess he’s healthier, too.

    ✔️ TRACK: Yes.

    Using my 2nd pass day today.

    PASSES USED: 2/3 (10Apr)(15Apr)

    "Target your biggest “threat to success”... and work on it until you land on a solution that works. Then pick the next “threat to success”. Repeat." -MadisonMolly

    YEP !! Exactly. And I’d add, maintain, if needed, as you master that threat. Some of them are difficult.

    My NSV's:

    1. Today I realized that I'm only 1 point away from being in a "normal" BMI! :smiley:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    2 I have several "new" outfits from 2 summers ago when I lost 60 pounds and bought new clothes at the end of summer. They are size 12's and 14's and some of them I've never worn yet!

    It’s tricky with the clothing, for sure. I had no idea which store, size, styles were best for me. I didn’t know if my shape would change over time, if I’d gain some or lose more. Too many moving targets! LOL

    @MadisonMolly thanks so much for taking the time to comment and share your encouragement and wisdom. I appreciate you!
  • Mrs_Hoffer
    Mrs_Hoffer Posts: 5,194 Member
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    Jane2285 wrote: »
    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? No, been in a funk for a few days.

    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? WAY OVER.

    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes, and I need to quit. It makes me feel bad.

    I agree with @lesdarts180 - please don't quit. I was in a serious "funk" almost the whole month of February.... and actually GAINED 1-lb that month! But I truly believe that the KEY is to NOT GIVE UP! Seriously. No matter what you do, DON'T QUIT! Just keep showing up, keep coming back (as they say), keep logging, keep trying, and keep pushing yourself. And don't worry about how many pass days you end up taking. And don't count them once you go over 3 - if that's too discouraging for you. @MadisonMolly said once that during the months she had more than 3 Pass Days, she'd just write “More than 3 Pass Days” (No reason to count them up, if it makes you feel worse.) Other folks like to count them. Whatever helps you more. The rest of us are NOT here to judge you in any way - most of us have been right where you are MANY TIMES!

    Oh, and for me - eventually my "mojo" did come back (sometime in the beginning of March!) and I'm so glad that I didn't quit!
  • MaltedTea
    MaltedTea Posts: 6,286 Member
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    @Jane2285 Tracking, seeing as you seem to be logging accurately, is not meant to make you feel bad. Hopefully, you'll be able to come around to how the information you input can be leveraged to help you with your health goals. It may take time but that's ok.

    Seeing everyone's NSVs is always inspiring: thank you!

    My recent NSVs?
    * Google Photos recently asked me - 142 times - if I was still...me. The visual algorithm no longer recognized my face with an appropriate confidence level.
    * I bought a pair of shorts. I now have 3 pairs but have yet to wear any in public. The same goes for shopping for a swimsuit (but I haven't pulled the trigger on this one yet)
    * I know when to back off of workouts or relax on nutrition but I still remain accountable by tracking it all.

    Here's my late entry...
    ---|---|---|--
    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? YES | Theresa Depasquale's 90-Day Workout Program (36) TOTAL: 36
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? YES | Base + 130
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? YES
    ---|---|---|---

    Personal Bonus: Did I meet my protein macro for the day (40%)? NO | 30%
    Personal Bonus: Did I meet my fiber micro for the day (35g)? NO | 23g
    Pass Days Used: (APR01)
  • jessphill2020
    jessphill2020 Posts: 37 Member
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    April 15

    Exercise? Yes
    Calories? Yes
    Tracked? Yes
  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,887 Member
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    Start weight, April 1, 2021: 124.6
    April 1, 2021 – 124.6 (+1.4)
    March 1, 2021 – 123.2 (-3.0)
    February 1, 2021 - 126.2 (-5.8); Tanita BF scale at 6 am 126.5 and 26%BF
    January 1, 2021 – 132 (-3.6)
    December 1, 2020 – 135.6 (-5.2)
    November 6, 2020 – 140.8 (-7.0)
    October 2, 2020 – 147.8 (-5.2)
    September 14, 2020 – 153.0
    Thoughts and Goals for April:
    April has arrived and I am sitting here reflecting back on this month. It is the first month since September that I have closed the month with an “up”. That said, an up had to come at some point since at some point one is no longer trying/needing to lose weight, and I had passed my original goal back in January, I believe. The up on its own would be fine, but the habits, or lack thereof, that crept into my March are the concern. So, for the month of April, I will be focusing on returning to preplanning/pre-tracking as much as is possible and to not just thrown in the day it does not go as planned. I know that I know how to re-group and I need to make sure I find the time and energy for that. I want to up my cardio. Yes, I am “group walking” every day which burns calories, but honestly, I could walk at that pace for hours and hours without effort. I need to push myself, here and there, again. I will also be trying to maintain the social aspect of the group walks as well, so juggling all those time commitments will take a little focus. Lastly, I need to return to adding back exercises. I have not planked in a month, and rarely done exercises other than walking, running, or biking. So I need to figure out how to include bodyweight or dumbbell workouts. Here’s to April.

    Wishing everyone a great month!
    April History
    Date: 4/1
    Weight: 124.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:54:43 group walk at 17’10” pace for 3.18 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 1 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2184

    *** so not the way to start a new month. Did not respond well to another curve ball thrown at me. Going to pre-track tomorrow. It will be a belated 60th birthday dinner for my husband since his mother will have arrived and be able to join us for the dinner.

    Date: 4/2
    Weight: 125.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:21:02 Apple Fitness Spinning; 0:32:29 Indoor cycling to Youtube CV19 news
    Calories?: Yes, 1411/1590 + 314 exercise (net 493)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 2 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2340

    *** This is the way I like to handle my day! And this included dining out. :)

    Date: 4/3
    Weight: 123.2
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:22:53 group walk at 16’30” pace for 4.92 miles, 10 min Apple Fitness core
    Calories?: Yes, 1855/1590 + 312 exercise (net 47 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 3 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2079

    Date: 4/4
    Weight: 122.2
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:31:10 Apple Fitness Spinning
    Calories?: Yes, 1746/1590 + 197 exercise (net 41 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 4 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2052

    *** Sitting here as I write this, I have to wonder if posting my thoughts here this morning helped me to frame and get through the day. This morning, I did actually expect today to be a pass day, despite the slight optimism I expressed in my post. Ten minutes later, I decided to track a tentative day – carrot cake, stuffed shells and all. When I got done, I saw that even with every food included I could meet my calorie goals for the day. Portion control was the key. The plan was 90% accurate and the other 10% was adjusted on the fly. When I added something, I took something else away (sorry salad :P ). I enjoyed Easter with no pass today. The success feels good!

    Date: 4/5
    Weight: 122.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:39:22 walk with MIL at 22’53” pace for 1.72 miles; 0:20:03 indoor cycle
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 4 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1679

    *** Finished yesterday with “success feels good” and had a total crash day after my entertaining was over. Ate badly and slept a ton. :( Most interesting thing though is looking at the difference in TDEE.

    Date: 4/6
    Weight: 123.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:52:51 group walk at 17’22” pace for 6.49 miles; 0:33:31 late night 5K run at 10’22” pace for 3.23 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1732/1590 + 724 exercise ( net 582 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 5 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2657

    *** Interesting how 4/5 was sandwiched between two strong days. Glad I “test drove” running a 5K again. Good to see I can do it.

    Date: 4/7
    Weight: 123.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:22:26 group walk at 17’01” pace for 4.84 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1738/1590 + 302 exercise ( net 154 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 6 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2019

    *** kitchen close and posting is timely. :)

    Date: 4/8
    Weight: 123.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:23:34 group walk at 17’03” pace for 5.06 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1954/1590 + 416 exercise ( net 52 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 7 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2207

    *** basic day, nothing special

    Date: 4/9
    Weight: 122.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:28:33 solo walk at 14’40” pace for 1.94 miles; 1:11:41 group walk at 15’44” pace for 4.55 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1940/1590 + 409 exercise ( net 59 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 8 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: updated the following day – see spoiler

    *** Had an interesting moment today that I hope will help me to understand the benefit of what was accomplished these 6 months. Today, I got home from a short grocery shopping including two bottles of wine to bring to friends on Sunday. I hate using the elevator at the building so I take the two flights to our condo. I carried all the groceries at once, from the car, through the parking and up the two flights. Not hard, but I could feel the difference. As an experiment, I walked directly to the scale when I got in our unit to see how high a combined weight I now was. I was still almost 9 lbs less that what I weighed in September, and almost 24 lbs less than my high in 2001. Hopefully experiments like this will help me keep focus, and keep my maintenance going. Yo-yo-ing has been my tendancy.

    Date: 4/10
    Weight: 124.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:30:07 run at 98’42” pace for 3.10 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 9 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2054

    *** what a difference a day makes. So interesting seeing yesterday’s comment in light of how today went. Day started well by entering another 5K race and did well. Then guests failed to show on time and failed to communicate and threw off the days good intensions. Had been pre-tracked but that all got thrown away as the day evolved and I could not rapidly re-group.

    Date: 4/11
    Weight: 124.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:47:12 group walk at 16’28” pace for 6.51 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 10 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2077

    *** today, I faced dinner at a friend’s house and since cooking is not her strength, there was no way I could impose on her by asking what she was preparing. So I decided (wrongly) to just forfeit the day. Spent the day working on sealing 500 square feet of tile grout.

    Date: 4/12
    Weight: 126.4
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 10 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1699

    *** Woke up to torrential rain. First rain here in months. Of course, this is the day after we spent the day applying grout sealant that could not get wet for 72 hours. So not only is the sealant wet, but apparently rain plus brand new screens creates some sort of black mud which is covering my no longer sealed grout. The day went to heck. No daily walk and, while spending the day re-cleaning tile and grout, made no others efforts that day.

    Date: 4/13
    Weight: 127.2
    Exercised?: yes, 1:21:30 group walk at 16’44” pace for 4.87 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2163

    *** Should have pulled this day together but the spiral was forming

    Date: 4/14
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1644

    *** Did not weigh. This has been very very rare since September and is a red flag of issues coming. Started the day driving to Key West for a “fun” half day sail and ended up motion sick. We then got out second COVID vaccine, and by this time my stomach is just rotting itself. Did an early dinner (poorly selected), drove the hour+ home and headed straight to bed. It was not even 6 PM.
    Date: 4/15
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1487

    *** Yesterday, as another day fell apart, I realized the 15th is the halfway point and I can re-group for my last half month. Nope, the day after COVID vaccine struck. Only time out of bed was to walk the cats which I never count as exercise. Ate lots of pretzels, soup and other miscellany. BUT, I felt better than my husband did…… really interesting seeing a true Base TDEE!

    Passes remaining: -5
  • abowersgirl
    abowersgirl Posts: 3,409 Member
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    February 10/3
    March 12/3

    2 yes

    5/3
  • victorious55
    victorious55 Posts: 3,331 Member
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    April 15, 2021

    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? Yes
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? Yes
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes

    Kitchen Closed? Yes
    Pass day 1/3 (this is for accountability to myself and my records)
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @MaltedTea That is an amazing NSV, I hope!
    Your friend, Rick
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @SModa61 I got much sicker than I have ever shared from both jabs of the vaccine.
  • SummerSkier
    SummerSkier Posts: 4,898 Member
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    @SModa61 I got much sicker than I have ever shared from both jabs of the vaccine.

    yeah I read yesterday they were talking about a 6 month booster and I wanted to put my head in the sand. Reminds me of after I got the first shingles shot (no one had warned me about that one!) and was like HELL NO to the second one but then of course I did and it was just as bad. I think I could have handled #2 better if I had not also had the immediate reaction of racing heart which scared me. Glad you are better tho and hope that tooth is also behaving!!! dental pain also is rough.

  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,887 Member
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    @rangerrickL and @summerskier Well, I am now rethinking getting the shingles vaccination. I have already had shingles once when I was 32. Not fun, but not awful. Rick, sorry you felt poorly with both vaccinations and Summer, I did notice that throughout the evening of vaccination that my resting heart rate was elevated but by only 10-15 BPM. But I could feel the difference.

    edit: adding this in 159867100_4063582256987796_3613717470206678035_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=skwMFo98DDoAX-NXrob&_nc_ht=scontent.fmia1-1.fna&oh=bd1cec8316fd9c34b78d4c78e794b356&oe=60A1B615
  • SummerSkier
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    @SModa61 the shingles vaccine was tough but it only about 24 hrs to 48 and well worth it as I believe shingles gets a lot more dangerous the older you get. The list above is interesting because I think it is the same list of folks who would have serious problems if they contracted Covid19 also. I am not sure that it is totally true without doing more research as the questions they ask you when you get the vaccine do not include above.